The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), alongside 12 organisations, including Good Homes Alliance, and over 50 local authorities, has today written to the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, to express concern about the limiting impact of the 13 December Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) on local authorities wishing to set standards for net zero new homes in their authorities.

The joint letter is signed by organisations committed to delivering the government’s statutory carbon reduction targets through the planning system, but find their effort hindered by this statement of national policy. The TCPA and other signatories are keen to discuss the impacts of the WMS with DLUHC, and remove barriers to local authorities that are seeking to deliver the energy efficient homes required in response to the climate emergency and the cost of living crisis.

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Joint letter to the Secretary of State regarding the December WMS

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